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Effect of Semantic Naming Treatment on Crosslinguistic Generalization in Bilingual Aphasia

Edmonds, Lisa and Kiran, Swathi
Effect of Semantic Naming Treatment on Crosslinguistic Generalization in Bilingual Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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Abstract

This experiment investigated crosslinguistic generalization in two participants with Spanish/English bilingual aphasia who received semantic naming treatment. Participant 1 (English dominant) improved to 80% accuracy for trained items (apple) and simultaneously improved on semantically related items (orange) during English treatment. No improvements were seen in Spanish. With Spanish treatment, Participant 1 improved to 100% on trained items but showed no within-language generalization in Spanish, while improvements in English were observed. Participant 2 (balanced bilingual) improved to 80% on Spanish trained items (apio) and showed generalization to semantically related untrained items (repollo) and the English translations (celery/cabbage). These findings demonstrate effects of pre-morbid proficiency levels on crosslinguistic generalization.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1553
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.